Wheat | Backcountry Brewery

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Brewed by:
Backcountry Brewery
Colorado, United States
backcountrybrewery.com

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly Wheeler Wheat

Added by Jason on 01-22-2004

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Reviews:
11
Ratings:
24
Avg:
3.42
pDev:
20.76%
 
 
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Reviews: 11 | Ratings: 24
Reviews by SamN:
Photo of SamN
3.29/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Nice, hazy golden hay color, pretty active, not much head and it doesn't last. Smell is a spciy sweet with strong wheat notes, the stated added spices are present. Taste is interesting, floral, slightly metallic, barely grains and a not-bitter hops end note. I think the water being used at the brewery makes a lot of this beer's character; it's almost minerally, not in a bad way. Not the typical wheat beer I was expecting, still a nice beer for a hot day, which is what an APWA should be, to me. Not bad.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of acurtis
2.75/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of russpowell
3.67/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

BBD of Dec 07

Pours a slightly hazed & effervescent bronze with 3+ fingers fluffed up pearl colored head. Above average head retention & average lacing

S: Grassy & honey notes, along with some lemon peel & breadyness once warm

T: Lemons, grassyness & honey up front. Slight fruittyness )apples, pears, & apricot) & grainy breadyness as this warms. Finishes sweet makes me think almost of lemon pound cake with a bit of grainyness

MF: Medium bodied with low carbonation

Drinks good, but isn't much of a hefe, more an American Wheat ale. A good quencher that skews pretty simple

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Photo of drone
2/5  rDev -41.5%

Photo of HeroJH
2.71/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

I didn't have too much to say on this one. It's not super complex or anything, but it's good to drink on a hot day.

A - Light gold, some lacing
S - Clean, some orange peel
T - Smooth and some flavor, but no complexity.
M - Clean, thin
D - Not terribly interesting, but easy to drink really.

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Photo of COR8RFAN
3/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jilly425
4/5  rDev +17%

Photo of cam12
3/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of crobinso
3.25/5  rDev -5%

Photo of irrgalaxy
3/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of hopdog
3.32/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at the Backcountry Brew Pub.

Poured a light and slighty hazy golden color with a smaller sized white head. Aromas of very light wheat, citrus with a light spicy finish. Tastes of wheat, citrus, and lighly spicy. Thin and watery body.

Notes from 12/15/06

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Photo of DeadeyeOTDO
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of zeff80
3.65/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a slightly cloudy, golden yellow color with orange highlights. It had a small, white head that left little to no lacing.

S - It smelled of wheat, yeast, citrus and lemon. Fairly typical of a pale wheat ale.

T - Strong taste of grains, wheat and citrus. There are mild lemon and yeasty flavors.

M - It was crisp and very sharp with a good deal of bite/carbonation. A light bodied beer.

D - This is an easy drinking/sessionable wheat ale. I could see drinking a few after a day of outdoor recreation in Summit County.

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Photo of WesWes
4.16/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours a pale gold color with a thin white head that fades to lacing. The aroma is great. It has a nice light pale and wheat malt scent. It is slightly sweet with some additional spices, coriander and bitter orange peel. The taste is good. It has a light wheat malt flavor that goes down easy with a bit of dryness from the coriander and orange peel. It is a tastey brew with good flavor. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a low bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a great drinking beer. It's light, but retains good flavor and aroma; a fine sessions brew.

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Photo of Mebuzzard
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of kjkinsey
4/5  rDev +17%

Photo of eawolff99
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of Domvan
3.82/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of gourmet_beer
3.28/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

C. Golden
A. Clean, somewhat sweet, bread
T. Wheat, slight hoppy finish
M. Full, slightly bubbly

Overall. This is a fine example of a standard wheat beer. It will make a fine session beer for bbq's and days at the beach. Nothing very unique about the beer but it is delicious

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Photo of ArrogantB
3.68/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Golden yellow and clear with a miniscule white head that looks a little sticky. Smells a little fruity, taste is extra fruity maybe little too much so, mostly lemon, some lime oddly, but still a good summer beer. Drinkability is pretty good and it seems like there is no alcohol present in this beer.

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Photo of BWED
3.6/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle poured into Weizen glass.

A- Cloudy pale straw, white hues. Head is white and foamy.

S- Strong citrus, orange peel and a little coriander. Pale malt backing it all up very lightly.

T- Light malt. A little wheat tang. Orange peel and coriander are very faint.

M- Wet, light body. Quick finish makes this an easy one to down.

O- This beer is all aroma. After smelling, I was impressed, but the flavor just didn't come through. Rather bland.

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Photo of MarkyMOD
3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of htomsirveaux
3.38/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 oz. bottle tried 16 Feb 2009. Best before Feb 2009.

Poured in 0.5 L Paulaner wheat glass. Small white head. Medium carbonation. Crystal clear light bright yellow color. Aroma of bubblegum, hay, grass. Starts with a light grainy sweetness. Lightly bready and honeyish throughout. Hint of bitterness in finish, lemony aftertaste. Light body. Ethanol barely present.

Easy drinking, nice thirst quencher.

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Photo of feloniousmonk
3/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Faint haze, light yellow, with a faint white head.
Aroma: mild, with orange, citrus notes, little spices...smells a bit closer to a wit than a weizen.
Taste: just a touch of weizen texture, just a whisper, okay, actually none, very light body, nigh-on-neglible finish...yeah, it disappears way too quick from the palate. Very minimal brew here, but I always remember what a market there is for this king of thing, and can't complain too loudly if a small brewery/brewpub/restaurant wants to keep the wives and girlfriends happy.
Not as bad as Leinenkugel's HoneyWeiss, if that's any consolation.
And one of only two bombers from these guys that I wasn't crazy about, so 3 out of 5 ain't bad!

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Wheat from Backcountry Brewery
3.42 out of 5 based on 24 ratings.
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